Loris Karius’ partner has returned to work as a sports TV presenter just a month after giving birth.
Diletta Leotta and Newcastle goalkeeper Karius announced on August 16 that their daughter Aria had been born.
On Friday, Leotta, who presents Serie A broadcasts for DAZN, revealed that she is already set to return to work.
In March Karius and Leotta announced that they were getting engaged.
32-year-old Leotta has been working for DAZN since the 2018-19 season. She previously presented Serie B games on Sky Sport.
Loris Karius’ partner Diletta Leotta has returned to work as a sports TV presenter a month after giving birth
Diletta Leotta and Newcastle goalkeeper Karius announced on August 16 that their daughter Aria had been born
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In an interview with Grazia in June, Leotta stated that she has been subjected to lewd chants while presenting at matches.
She said: ‘Sometimes I have the feeling that all eyes are on me, which embarrasses me,’ she said. ‘Annoying looks, raunchy ones.
‘Or the vulgar singing in the stadium, which fortunately has stopped in the meantime.’
Leotta also recalled the first time that she met Karius.
She said:’I was at the Paris fashion shows with some friends and we went to dinner at Hotel Costes.
‘Then, when he entered, he lit up the room, as if the sun had entered. I said to the girls, ‘look, the man of my life has entered.’
‘Loris went to sit with some friends and of course he noticed us watching. As he left he leaned over and looked at me. And I said, ‘Oh god, girls, he chose me.’
‘With us was Barbara Berlusconi [daughter of the late Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi], who speaks excellent English and said, ‘come on, let’s go and meet him.’
Goalkeeper Karius has made one appearance for Newcastle since joining in September 2022
‘I didn’t speak English, I was ashamed, but she made him sit down with us and we’ve been in contact ever since.’
Karius joined Liverpool in 2018 but made two high-profile errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
After loan spells at Besiktas and Union Berlin, he signed for Newcastle in September 2022.
He has made one appearance for Newcastle so far, featuring in their Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester United last season.